You can't wave-away Lunisolar noise in ENSO-QBO data as "vague ramblings", given the supporting references.

Lets keep the references coming. An ocean data-buoy on a tensioned tether anchored 9km deep is a very sensitive inverted (floating) pendulum instrument in itself, but then bristling with multi-sensing sensitive to noise. Does such a long pendulum pick up Tidal crosstalk? Indeed it must, as do even small pendulums-,better%20measurements%20of%20both%20time%20and%20Earth%20orientation.

Thus ENSO-QBO multi-sensing evidently encodes the Lunisolar Tidal Statistics along with ENSO-QBO state data. You have not shown such crosstalk is not substantially responsible for the supposed forcing you claim. The real test is whether your model predicts ENSO-QBO more accurately than the Ensemble Forecasts. You shy from that test.

The least parsimonious claim here is that all NOAA geophysicists are "laughably ignorant" of certain truth of your Lunisolar Tidal Forcing of ENSO-QBO conviction. You admit not having a sound explanation for such rampant peer ignorance. Misinterpreting Lunisolar Noise in the data is the more parsimonious hypothesis here. Likely the NOAA scientists would agree.

Again, simply track your model's short-range predictions against ENSO's grand Model Ensemble, and see how that horse race goes.

Best of Luck, Paul.